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Subjugation of Women – an Urban Reality

By 31 October 2014 6

When I was overseas just recently in Barcelona, England and Dubai, I was reminded of a culture I have seen in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Sure, I saw the niquab in Dubai...

Capital Metro Business Case released

By 31 October 2014

The long awaited business case for the light rail line from Civic to Gungahlin has been released. At a media only event at the Gallery of Australian Design, the Chief Minister released the Business Case and the EOI simultaneously. Prospective tenderers have until mid December to prepare their bids. ...

Spring weeds swap in on this weekend

By 31 October 2014

Swap your invasive weeds for beautiful native plants. This Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 of November 2014 from 8.30 am until 4.45 pm, the biannual weed swap is on. Visit ...

Where are the mowers?

By 31 October 2014 11

Does anyone know what is happening with the Government mowing at the moment? From Northside to Southside everywhere there is grass over waist height.... and not a single mower to be seen! Yes, there have been perhaps 2 mowers out recently hitting the median strips around the busy roads, but frank...

National Theatre Live presents SKYLIGHT starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at Palace Electric

By 31 October 2014

Britain’s National Theatre Live present SKYLIGHT (CTC) starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) r...

Charity Christmas Card Shop

By 31 October 2014

The Charity Christmas Card Shop will be opening on Monday 3 November, with lots of beautiful and very inexpensive cards and gifts from local charities. It’s at Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Civic. It will be open from 10am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday until Thursday 18 December. For...

Whats on this weekend? 1st and 2nd November 2014

By 31 October 2014

Tonight James McMahon is attending Night at the Museum - Fear. DJ's, dance, games and more. From 6.30pm to 9pm at The National Museum of Australia. Heather Lansdowne is att...

Westfield Belconnen Parking

By 31 October 2014 4

Hi Rioters Can anyone give a suggestion for cheaper parking at or very near Belconnen Westfield? A family member works unusual hours in the mall and sometimes doesn't finish until almost midnight.  The option of public transport doesn't work.  To bus it from Gungahlin to the mall is one thin...

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Bouquet for a battler

By 21 November 2008 1

I want to pay a compliment to my favourite battler, Phyllis who works behind the counter at Brumbys bake shop in Ainslie. She has a voice like a crow (sorry Phyllis!) looks pretty arthritic and long in the tooth and bitches about behind-the-scenes from time to time, but she is just wonderful - ...

Defending Doctored Photos

By 20 November 2008 9

Remember when Jon Stanhope posed before the cameras of the Canberra Times a few years ago dressed in a white lab coat and holding a stethoscope? No? Well, that's because he never did. The Canberra Times photo-shopped it. I recall they defended those actions vigorously, complaining loudly that it isn...

Tim the Lyneham stabbing victim speaks out, and sends in a picture of his wou

By 20 November 2008 117

[First filed: November 20, 2008 @ 07:01] In the discussion of the Lyneham Flats stabbing a new commenter claiming to be the victim has had his say at 4:30 this morning. I'd advise taking this with a grain of salt, but he's also sent in this picture of his injury: Thanks for all yr support ...

Who's a good acupuncturist?

By 20 November 2008 9

Hi, I'm looking for a good acupuncturist in Canberra (preferrably in the South), can anyone recommend someone for me? Thanks...

Why isn't P!nk coming to Canberra?

By 20 November 2008 33

I am bracing myself for the barrage of negative snide comments in response to this post but I don't care - if someone else can post about Def Leppard then I'm damn well going to have a rant about P!nk. P!nk had 2 sold out shows at the AIS arena here in Canberra last year as part of her 'I'm not ...

Images of Canberra - They See Me Rollin', They Hatin'

By 20 November 2008 42

I saw this one in Forde the other day and just had to share. On the bright side, at least the half with the rego sticker on it is probably kosher. Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to

30 Days of give and take

By 20 November 2008 1

give-and-take also give and take (gvn-tk) n.1. The practice of compromise. 2. Lively exchange of ideas or conversation A few months ago, Canberra Artist Karin Maier created a work a day for 30 days and gave them all away. In its madness, this project crossed countries and time zones and wen...

Liberal Party Annual General Meeting

By 20 November 2008 48

Just got the AGM Nominees for the Liberal Party. Interesting times again at the Liberal Party. They just lost an election for being too right wing and now look at the list of nominees they have for the AGM. Zed obviously can't control his troops, they are looking to have another 4 years of ...

River funding wends our way

By 20 November 2008 4

Peter Garrett has announced that the ACT's "iconic rivers" will "benefit from a share of more than $28.5 million from the Rudd Government". By which he actually means the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers are getting a bit over $300,000 each for improvements. $335,386 is going to TAMS for Molon...

Well you can't say you didn't ask for it - road resealing for New Years

By 20 November 2008 29

Chief Minister Stanhope has announced plans for (nearly) a million square metres of road resealing to take place next year under a $6 million maintenance program. ~$6 a square metre strikes me as a hell of a bargain price. He's promising the Northside works will be complete by January, with th...

Canberra Follies

By 20 November 2008 23

What are we going to do with the Feds porked up money for jam, err I mean economic stimulus? My top five follies de-jour for Canberra are: Large indoor wave pool with attached self sustaining rainforest Seasonal open air bars on the shores of the lake A canal estate Autobahn between Canberr...

Insatiable Banalities Podcast # 98 - Oceans All Boiled Into Sky

By 20 November 2008 3

[First filed: November 18, 2008 @ 10:16] Canberra's longest running, and least reliable, podcast returns to grace your speakers. This episode brings you the cast and crew of the new play, locally written and locally set, Oceans all boiled into sky in podcast number 98. It features the ...

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